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No joke: Sumo rebrands to bdow.com
I understand rebranding, but this? Well, this one is a bit of a head-scratcher. Remember SumoMe? The company paid $1.5 million to acquire sumo.com back in 2017 because people didn’t understand its name. It forwarded it to sumome.com. The busine...
Discussion
April 24, 2024, 4:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain Jackpot: hack pay.day fetches €21,000 on Sedo, plus end user sales
A form-building app, a grilling products company, and a process automation consultant bought domain names. The owner of the new TLD hack pay.day got a payday this week: they sold the domain on Sedo for €21,000. Google’s registry launched t...
Discussion
April 23, 2024, 8:13 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The Complainant lost this UDRP. Did the panel get it wrong?
Two panelists denied the UDRP. The other dissented and would have transferred the domain. Who was right? It’s not often that I read a UDRP that’s found in favor of the Respondent, but feel like perhaps the Complainant should have won. And...
Discussion
April 23, 2024, 4:54 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Wacky domain name tales – DNW Podcast #481
Acquiring domains isn’t always easy. Domain buyer broker Bill Sweetman of Name Ninja returns to the show this week with more wacky domain name tales. Bill has met some interesting people while acquiring domain names and social media handles. On...
Discussion
April 22, 2024, 3:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
West Virginia airport tries to reverse hijack a domain name
It might have been a winnable case, but the airport didn’t provide enough evidence. Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, which operates West Virginia International Yeager Airport, tried to reverse domain name hijack a domain name. ...
Discussion
April 22, 2024, 3:35 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
This SNET UDRP decision doesn’t sit right
Was the registrant of this short domain really targeting the Complainant? A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has ordered the domain name snet.info transferred to Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, and I have questions....
Discussion
April 19, 2024, 3:35 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
My oh my! Look at these hot keywords in aftermarket domain sales
Afternic has published its monthly keywords list, showing the most popular keywords in domain names sold on its marketplace in February. My and AI remain the top two sellers this month. Here’s the full list, with the previous month’s rank...
Discussion
April 18, 2024, 5:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Lifeware SA tries reverse domain name hijacking
Domain name was registered before the Complainant existed. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found (pdf) Lifeware SA to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. Lifeware SA filed a case against lifeware.com, which was regi...
Discussion
April 18, 2024, 3:54 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Judge orders Nissan.com transferred back to estate of Uzi Nissan
His heirs alleged the domain names were stolen. Nissan.com is famous as an early test case in cybersquatting. The car company Nissan battled for years to take the domain name from its registrant, whose name was Uzi Nissan. It failed, but Uzi Nissan s...
Discussion
April 17, 2024, 3:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
SquadHelp: when you outgrow your brand
Why SquadHelp’s rebrand to Atom makes sense. SquadHelp announced this morning that is has rebranded as Atom, using the domain name atom.com. Earlier this week I was a guest on a business podcast, where I talked about the importance of domain na...
Discussion
April 17, 2024, 3:32 pm
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